Josuma's Bettadakhan Station Selection
A micro-lot from Josuma's.
This Caturra derivative is outstanding. We love that this coffee is the classic Indian profile, while also breaking from it.
Flavor Notes: Apricot, Brown Sugar, Herba, Caramel, Chocolate, Citrus, Green Apple
Jacob Mamen manages this estate. His family has grown coffee here for three generations. In last year's Flavour of India/Fine Cup competition (India's version of Cup of Excellence), Bettadakhan took a regional first place (Best of Bababudangiris) in the Arabica category.
- Origin: India
- Region: Baba Budan Giri Hills
- Farm: Bettadakhan Estate
- Farmer: Mammen Family
- Variety: Station Selection Variety (derivative of Caturra)
Bettadakhan Estate is located on the northern slopes of the Baba Budan Giri Hills, the region where coffee was first planted in India back in the 1960's. The region is named after Baba Budan who, according to legend, smuggled seven coffee seeds out of Yemen and planted them in India. This propagated the spread of coffee beyond Arabia to the rest of the world. Recent genetic testing of global coffee varieties, shows that many beans in Africa, Latin American, and Indonesia trace their lineage to beans from India.